Saturday, August 13, 2011

Teddy Goes to JFK Exhibit and Dealey Plaze

Today was a very busy day. We spent the morning down at Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas. We went to tour the Old Red Courthouse, which they have sense converted into the Dallas Information and Tourism Department. It still houses the history of Dallas and alot of wonderful memorabilia since Dallas was founded. The courthouse is were all the action for the JFK assassination took place. Were, accused gunman, Lee H. Oswald was gunned down by Jack Ruby, the night club owner and were Ruby himself stood trial for the killing. As you can see the Red Courthouse has a lot of rich history to it!

Pegasus inside the courthouse

I am not 100% sure on this one, but I believe this was one of the first pioneer homes in Dallas, still standing in its original location. Its small, maybe 500sq ft and the kids get the biggest kick out of it. Says it reminds them of a playhouse. Its all boarded up so you can only look through a very small window. Anyway, it sits right next to the JFK Memorial and the Memorial of fallen Dallas police officers. The pic on the right is the JFK Memorial that stands across from the Red Courthouse and down the road from the actual assassination location. Below is the center of the memorial.

The Grassy Knoll


Inside the JFK Gift Shop
The Grassy Knoll represents the location were JFK was Assassinated. This is the exact area his car was at, you cannot really see it in this picture but there is a big white X that marks the spot were it all went down. I guess we are slightly morbid people like that here in Dallas. There were crowd gathered on both sides of the roads and supposedly one shot came from behind the fence were the white building is and the other from the book depository. You can even meet a guy named Mike that was a child when this happened and has pics of him and his dad at the shooting site and will give you the whole run down for free. He LOVES Dallas history. Really nice guy though and knew how to engage the kids and keep them fascinated and how to structure his sentences to MAKE them ask questions!
Photos of JFK and Wife

6th Floor Museum

6th Floor Museum

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